Chevrolet Tahoe – What the Auto Press Says

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe ranks 2 out of 10 Affordable Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 53 published reviews and test drives of the Chevrolet Tahoe, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

If you need an SUV with plenty of seating and towing power, the Chevrolet Tahoe delivers. Easy-to-live-with handling and an inviting cabin are icing on the cake.
Most reviewers agree that for families who need plenty of seating, towing and foul-weather or off-road capability, the Chevrolet Tahoe is a compelling choice. Its comfortable and inviting interior is a reviewer favorite, and many say the Tahoe is surprisingly light on its feet for a large SUV. When it comes to large SUVs, most reviewers say it’s tough to beat the Tahoe.
Still, there are a few complaints. The Tahoe’s brawny towing capabilities mean that it uses a lot of gas. Also, its size can be a turn-off for some buyers. Though the Tahoe drives well for a large SUV, it still requires extra maneuvering space and driver attention.  If you’re used to driving a smaller SUV or a minivan, you may find that the Tahoe drives too big for your tastes.  However, as Kelley Blue Book says, “If you have a number of children, tow a boat or horse trailer and like the feel of a substantial V8-powered vehicle, the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe could be just the ticket.”

U.S.News Scores

Overall: 8.9
Performance: 8.9
Exterior: 8.4
Interior: 8.4
Safety: NA
Reliability: 7.0


Pros and Cons
  • Seats are road-trip comfortable
  • Good ride and handling for its size
  • One of the best fuel economy ratings for a large SUV
  • Third-row seat is bulky; must be removed manually